People visiting the U.S. Social Security Administration Office in Holyoke [MA], Tuesday, found themselves in extremely long lines and waiting a long time.
Several people told 22News they waited at least two hours before being seen. One man said he waited nearly 7 hours before he was able to file a claim.
“I have no idea, it was just aggravating. I mean, it was tiring on my back. I’m sore now and all cramped up. It’s been a long slow process,” said Charles Daviau of Easthampton.
Daviau added that he went the whole day without eating because he was afraid, if he left, he would lose his spot.The appropriations bills pending in Congress would make all of Social Security's backlogs and service delivery problems much worse.